23 days in Maine Itinerary

23 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Portland
— 2 nights
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York
— 1 night
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Ogunquit
— 1 night
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Kennebunk
— 1 night
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Freeport
— 1 night
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Augusta
— 2 nights
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Camden
— 1 day
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Bangor
— 2 nights
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Millinocket
— 1 day
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 10 nights
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Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: North Conway (Kancamagus Highway & Diana's Baths). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maine Craft Distilling, and stop by Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine.

Plan my day in Portland using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Atlanta to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta in October, things will get slightly colder in Portland: highs are around 62°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

York

— 1 night
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. On the 14th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, then make a trip to Market Square, and then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our York route builder site.

Getting from Portland to York by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in York are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 1 night
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then shop like a local with PANACHE FINE JEWELRY AND ART GALLERY.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit route planner.

Ogunquit is very close to York. Expect little chillier evenings in Ogunquit when traveling from York in October, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kennebunk.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Kennebunk

— 1 night
Kennebunk is a town in York County, Maine, United States. On the 16th (Sat), admire the striking features of Wedding Cake House, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore and take pictures at Walker's Point.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kennebunk trip planner.

Kennebunk is just a stone's throw from Ogunquit. In October, daytime highs in Kennebunk are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Freeport.

Things to do in Kennebunk

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trip

Freeport

— 1 night
Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Freeport trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Kennebunk to Freeport by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Freeport are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. You'll set off for Augusta on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Freeport

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Augusta

— 2 nights
Augusta is the capital of the U.S. state of Maine and the county seat of Kennebec County.The city's population was 19,136 at the 2010 census, making it the third-smallest state capital (after Montpelier, Vermont and Pierre, South Dakota) and the ninth-largest city in Maine. On the 17th (Sun), expand your understanding of the military at Fort Western, ponder the world of politics at State Capitol, and then ponder the world of politics at State House. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Viles Arboretum and then relax in the rural setting at Glidden Point Oyster Farms.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Augusta day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Freeport to Augusta in an hour. In October in Augusta, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Augusta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Camden

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, and then stop by French & Brawn Market Place.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Camden day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Augusta to Camden takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Camden

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Bangor

— 2 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Stephen King's House and then examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bangor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Camden to Bangor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Millinocket.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums

Millinocket

— 1 day
Millinocket is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.The population was 4,506 at the 2010 census. On the 21st (Thu), view the masterpieces at Moose Prints Gallery and Gifts and then admire the majestic nature at Baxter State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Millinocket tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bangor to Millinocket takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Millinocket

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Museums

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Millinocket to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.
Highlights from your trip

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 10 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Precipice Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Acadia National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Acadia National Park is just a stone's throw from Bar Harbor. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

Kennebunks travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Beaches · Churches